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Tue, Feb 3rd 1998

At the insistence of a coworker, I have seen a psychiatrist who has diagnosed me with manic depression. This is nothing new, I was first diagnosed 4 years ago, but refused to believe it. The problem is, this female coworker has taken a very personal interest in me since I came to this agency. I have received gifts, cards, phone calls, all in the interest of friendship. The trouble is, I find myself very attracted to this girl. (I am also female). I have never had a homosexual relationship and probably would not recognize an individual who was. But this individual has just been overwhelming in attention and I find myself hoping she will call or something. The problem is, it is totally aggravating the manic depression. I have been married a long time, and I am not interested in pursuing an alternative lifestyle. Is this single female gay, and how do I handle the intense emotions her attention is creating?

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